014 The Elizabethan Lady’s Overskirt
Note: If you're looking for all the pieces to make a complete outfit, you may wish to purchase our Elizabethan Lady pattern instead. It contains this Overskirt pattern as well as five other garments.The Overskirt was worn by middle to upperclass ladies, usually with a matching low necked bodice or doublet. Our version is based on an existing garment in a German Museum, but the same style was worn throughout Europe. It has straight front and back panels and triangular side gores, and can be made with or without a train. Instructions are given for cartridge pleating or flat flat pleats sewn by hand or machine. Instructions are given for attaching the Overskirt to a bodice or doublet, creating a gown, or for making it up as a separate garment with a waistband.
The Overskirt pattern is not the same as that included in our now out of print Elizabethan Lady’s Wardrobe pattern. It is a completely new draft, incorporating better fit and more historical accuracy.
This pattern is printed on white bond paper.
Sizes 2-30 are included.